While traditional Formula 1 is confined to dedicated race tracks, Formula E takes over the streets of cities across the globe. And nstead of the noise and fumes from diesel-powered machines, Formula E race cars are powered by electricity and speed through city streets with low-level noise.
Which isn’t to say that they’re not fast. Rapid evolutions in the technology that powers these beasts mean that Formula E race cars can now reach almost 175 miles.
Some of these innovations are starting to be used in road-ready vehicles.
With road transportion accounting for a significant percentage of global greenhouse gas emissions, could Formula E shake up the future of transportion and pave the way for greener streets?
Watch “Inside the World’s First Fully-Electric Racing Grand Prix,” above and read the story at VICE.
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